January 13th Events

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January 13th, 2007 (January 13 2007)EventTwo thirds of the Venus s southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate.
January 13th, 2001 (January 13 2001)EventAn earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
January 13th, 1992 (January 13 1992)EventJapan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
January 13th, 1991 (January 13 1991)EventSoviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius.
January 13th, 1990 (January 13 1990)EventL. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
January 13th, 1986 (January 13 1986)EventA month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.Muhammad Ali Quotes
January 13th, 1985 (January 13 1985)EventA passenger train plunged into a ravine at Ethiopia, killing 428, where accident is the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
January 13th, 1982 (January 13 1982)EventShortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists. Coincidentally, a Washington DC Metro Rail train is derailed, killing 3 people.
January 13th, 1974 (January 13 1974)EventSeraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
January 13th, 1972 (January 13 1972)EventPrime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
January 13th, 1968 (January 13 1968)EventJohnny Cash performs live at Folsom PrisonJohnny Cash Quotes
January 13th, 1966 (January 13 1966)EventRobert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
January 13th, 1964 (January 13 1964)EventHindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcuttanow Kolkataresulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
January 13th, 1964 (January 13 1964)EventKarol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
January 13th, 1958 (January 13 1958)EventMoroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
January 13th, 1953 (January 13 1953)EventMarshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.Josip Broz Tito Quotes
January 13th, 1942 (January 13 1942)EventHenry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.Henry Ford Quotes
January 13th, 1942 (January 13 1942)EventThe United States begins Japanese American internment.
January 13th, 1942 (January 13 1942)EventWorld War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
January 13th, 1939 (January 13 1939)EventThe Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
January 13th, 1938 (January 13 1938)EventThe Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.
January 13th, 1935 (January 13 1935)EventA plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
January 13th, 1934 (January 13 1934)EventThe Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
January 13th, 1915 (January 13 1915)EventAn earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
January 13th, 1913 (January 13 1913)EventDelta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University as the second Black Greek Letter Organization for Women. The mission was to make a move towards social activism.
January 13th, 1908 (January 13 1908)EventRhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
January 13th, 1898 (January 13 1898)EventEmile Zola s J accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.Emile Zola Quotes
January 13th, 1893 (January 13 1893)EventThe Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.
January 13th, 1893 (January 13 1893)EventU.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
January 13th, 1869 (January 13 1869)EventNational convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
January 13th, 1847 (January 13 1847)EventThe Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
January 13th, 1842 (January 13 1842)EventDr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
January 13th, 1840 (January 13 1840)EventThe steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
January 13th, 1832 (January 13 1832)EventPresident Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.Martin Van Buren Quotes
January 13th, 1830 (January 13 1830)EventThe Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
January 13th, 1822 (January 13 1822)EventThe design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
January 13th, 1785 (January 13 1785)EventJohn Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
January 13th, 1733 (January 13 1733)EventJames Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
January 13th, 1610 (January 13 1610)EventGalileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th moon of Jupiter.Galileo Galilei Quotes
January 13th, 1607 (January 13 1607)EventThe Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
January 13th, 1605 (January 13 1605)EventThe controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.John Marston Quotes
January 13th, 1559 (January 13 1559)EventElizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
January 13th, 1547 (January 13 1547)EventHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
January 13th, 1328 (January 13 1328)EventEdward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
January 13th, 0888 (January 13 0888)EventOdo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
January 13th, 0532 (January 13 0532)EventNika riots in Constantinople.

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